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  •  emptywheel.net shows Addington as keyplayer (8+ / 0-)

    Marcy Wheeler, who (if you don't know) is a lawyer who goes through government documents with a fine-tooth comb -- at light-speed.

    She has a post  in whic hshe traces a decades' worth of memos to show that Addington -- Cheney's Vice-Presidential Legal Counsel -- was the eminice grise behind establishing all the layers of secrecy surrounding the NSA programs.  (And for those who remember, Addington served this function throughout the Cheney-Bush regime.)

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